My very first necklace creation of 2011 was a sunflower variation of my Sky Blossom pendant, using circular peyote rings and daisy chain. Working out the palette was a lot of fun!
I started by pairing up different shades of yellow and brown - canary with terracotta, and rootbeer with lemon. I wanted hints of green for a background, so I added yellow-lined black diamond with it’s olive-y vibe, and transparent lemon lime cubes. A few fire polish beads in an earth tone mix offered some extra yellows and browns.
While I was working on this piece, I took some snaps and created a brand new beading tutorial. The project includes instructions for making all of the peyote rings, and weaving together the continuous chains to make a no-clasp necklace.
I also started a new tutorial feature - text only PDFs. So beaders can still study the project in full color, and have the option to print without images to save on ink and paper.
To celebrate a new year of beading, my first giveaway of 2011 will be a copy of my Circle Peyote Pendant Tutorial!
How to Enter:
For a chance to win, just leave a comment below, and answer this question:
Which beading technique have you yet to try or master?
This giveaway is open to everyone! If you do not have a Blogger profile with email enabled, make sure that you have included a contact method such as a shop or website, or a spam free email address (beadlover AT yourmail).
For an extra entry, leave a second comment with a link to a blog post about this giveaway!
One lucky winner will be drawn at random on Friday, January 28th.
Good luck, and happy beading!
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